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Doug Collins making big move?

July 23, 2012


I choose to look past the emotional outbursts of Doug Collins, on the court and at the podium. The guy wears his emotions on his sleeve. Though sometimes it’s annoying to watch, I like it.

How can you not like a guy who cusses out a referee on the way to the locker room after a big win on the road? (see here).

Well, Doug has just taken a giant leap from respected to revered in my eyes.

The Philadelphia 76ers recently signed center Kwame Brown to a one year deal, re-uniting the ‘bigman’ with his first coach in Washington. This move came shortly after the team agreed to re-sign starting center Spencer Hawes. Keep in mind that the team also has Lavoy Allen (restricted free agent) and Nikola Vucevic inside too.

Head coach Doug Collins recently express his desires…no, plans to start Kwame and Spencer together in a ‘Twin Towers’ look (according to Bob Cooney).

This guy is my hero.

If you follow my blog you’ll know that I don’t like where the NBA is headed. The PF position has all but been eliminated as team’s choose to go with 4 smalls and 1 big the majority of games {see Heat-Thunder series}.

The fact that Doug is going away from the norm these days and harking back to the way the NBA used to be is commendable. Why play down to your competition? force them to matchup with you. Considering that Philly has plenty of quick athletic wing players this move could actually work well (apologies to NBA.com’s John Schulmann).

Doug’s vision for this team is a hybrid lineup, despite the two giants inside. Holiday is a big, scoring PG while Evan Turner is a playmaking SG. It’s an interesting combination. Assuming the team finally moves Andre Iguodala (as I said they should months ago), that would open up Thaddeus Young to play the SF, a freakishly long lefty who struggled last year bringing his energy, and new contract, off the bench.

I like where Philly is headed. Forget the insane spending of the Nets, the ‘Linsane’ moves by the Knicks, and the re-tooling by the Celtics.

The 76ers will be heard from in 2012-13.

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One Response to Doug Collins making big move?

  1. Pro C Walk on July 24, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Doug has always been the type who walks to his own drummer. He’s old school and respects the way the game should be played, not the way it’s going today. I like the move as well, but not Kwame…they need a center with court awareness.

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